The Economics & Planning Sr. Specialist is responsible for transportation, shipping & billing and contractor items related to the railroad. This position reports to the Economics & Planning Manager.
- Develop and implement strategy for rail car storage and local railcar movement to meet product containment needs and minimize railcar storage/detention charges.
- Reconcile and approve fleet balance; detention/storage invoices with the railroad and third party suppliers, fleet maintenance charges, monthly private switch invoices, rail freight invoices, and current rail management system of inbound and available cars.
- Coordinate daily orders with inventory/production, rail car availability, loader availability and truck schedule to set rail loading schedule.
- Manage refinery product inventories to ensure containment (Benzene, Toluene, Xylene, Tetramer, Nonene, CSO, Sulfur, Spent Caustic, PP and Butanes)
- Develop and implement strategy for rail car availability critical for preparation of turnarounds and unplanned outages.
- Ensure that cars are properly billed, no cars are idled or misrouted; remediate as needed
- Act as point of contact for railroad related issues both inside and outside the fence line.
- Compile and file data for servicing railroad private switch refund, monthly accruals, metrics totals and reconciliation
- Coordinate daily with supply chain, fuel traders and customers to review outstanding orders vs. production and inventory and adjust loading schedule as needed
- Provide information to Corporate for completion of Canadian Custom’s paperwork for car loads shipping into Canada.
- Manage customer supplied car pipeline
- File for OTMA (one time movement authority) with the FRA for non-compliant shipments and report RCFA when required
- Provide budgetary information for product movement for refinery and MLP
- Reconcile and approve monthly secondary cost invoices for Rail switching contractor, Railcar inspection and repair services, BDS tracking services, NS demurrage charges
- Track and manage issues with TRC rail shipment EDI’s, waybills, diversions and embargos
- Act as administrator for railroad programs (BDS, Bourque Data Systems and RRS Railroad Software)
- Act as contract administrator for rail service provider, private switch contractor, railcar repair contractor and track repair and inspection contractors.
- Act as contract administration to ensure corporate railcar maintenance, safety, service and economies are followed; lead corrective measures when necessary.
- Facilitate and manage contracts with private switching, railcar repair, track repair and re-railing contractors
- Manage new contract request process for any new rail related contractor
- Manage B/O (bad order) cars on site, during transportation and at customer locations
- Dispatch mobile crews and coordinate with customers and line haul railroads for remediation of issues and repairs of shipments originating from TRC
Share information and knowledge with other PBF rail sites and act as subject matter expert for compliance and railcar issues
Backfill pipeline scheduler position
Manage issues with car condition to ensure availability to meet containment
- Implement and drive rail enhancement programs (VSP gasket program, civicon inspection program)
- Communicate with economics and planning, and operations any current or upcoming issues (railcar, track, service etc.) that would impact loading ability
- Manage qualifications and compliance for TRC fleet (> 1,000 cars)
- Review and approve specs for new cars to TRC fleet
Supervisory & Leadership:
Lead investigations on off-site issues related to TRC and develop and implement corrective action plans and programs when needed
- Manage and oversight of all rail contractors working in the facility
Direct management of rail coordinators, grooming and mentoring to learn compliance, operation, economic and maintenance sides of rail operations
- High School Diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s Degree preferred
- 5+ years’ refinery experience
- SAP skills required
- Familiarity with Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation, Bureau of Explosives, HSE and Association of American Railroads regulations